Benfica have won eight of their last nine on home soil and have scored 23 goals in the last six of those. Not only that, but they have kept 11 clean sheets in their last 15 competitive matches Estadio da Luz.
Borussia Dortmund, meanwhile, have been poor away from home all season. They have only won one of their last six on the road and haven’t kept a clean sheet on the road since September.
Dortmund are favourites to come through this tie but they may only get it done when they return to home soil in the return leg. Tuesday’s encounter should be a much closer affair than many may anticipate.
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Eduardo Salvio failed to shake off an injury to feature last time out and he will start on the right of midfield should he recover in time to face Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night.